September 28, 2007
In the age of "just say no," some people believe it is time for Americans to reconsider how they teach kids about alcohol. One psychologist says allowing supervised drinking at younger ages could reduce alcohol abuse.
- Story Highlights
- Author: Forbidding kids from drinking creates temptation
- Instead, he says, parents should teach kids how to drink responsibly
- "Preparing your child to drink at home lessens the likelihood" of binging, he says
- Critic says giving kids permission to do potentially harmful things is "ridiculous"